Passion in Everyday Life!

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Are you Living your life for real?

Self-Defense – Martial Arts is not so popular as it should be. Is this a case of poor  marketing for Martial Arts or the Self-Defense or human mind-games? Whatever may be the reason; this sport has got tremendous power to change the person in training! There is a long list of Self-Defense courses available. However at this point of time – I would be talking about our program!

The kind of training that is being provided by us [www.anandkoti.com] is unique in its own way. We focus on many areas which are required to make you physically as well psychologically strong. Self-defense is a package of many things, which is required to be learnt by the individual. The posture, form, power, technique, presence of mind, eye-contact and  many more. Dedication is mandatory to master this art. Let me remind you, this is no rocket-science. It’s just how strong your mind is to learn Self-Defense!

Our habit of taking things for granted and being unmindful is the root cause of our self created blockage. Leading to poor time-management, failure to identify the right opportunity, loosing out on best deals and not the least frequent tensions in relationships. Most of us are not enjoying their personal life, maximum time is being spent doing things which are our responsibilities. Is there a passion in your everyday life, ALIVE!!!

We have been working on a possible solution. Since quite sometime and over the years we have developed a special curriculum ‘SELF Confidence Booster’ Module that particularly addresses the most common issues that are surfacing around. i.e stress, confidence, motivation, self-esteem and more. We have a fusion of Karate, meditation, music and the magic of ‘self’. This fusion truly uplifts you with surprise, will bring into your notice the areas that was being neglected by your good self. Until you try for couple of days you can’t understand the difference or positivity felt inside. You can’t even feel it by reading reviews, or blogs or watching YouTube or even reading this article. The gush needs to be real to be felt by the body, mind and soul. You will thereafter start enjoying your life. You will then start living your life, for sure. No matter what you do, you will live for real. 

Don’t learn or train Self-defense with an eye that you might need it! Just learn it because you should know how powerful your empty hands are! You should know your value, you should upgrade yourself with the necessary techniques which would help you succeed in life. This is something that you should include in your life-style.  Online or Offline. Contact us if you need to be trained!

Stay healthy,

Cheers

Anand

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SELF confidence booster modules for NGO’s / Non-profit Organization / CSR

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Non-profit organization find it really hard to find resources that can help them to overcome the hurdles; sometimes they are conscious efforts sometimes unconscious efforts to find a way out. This is a continuous struggle and an active attempt to create a positive eco-system.

Okay, so here’s the deal. We are offering our SELF confidence booster modules to the NGO’s / Non-profit Organizations working in India. Our workshops are Impact based to bring about a change. These workshops are specifically designed for:

  • Children
  • Women/girls
  • Youth
  • Staff members
  • Management team
  • Support staff
  • Rural outreach workers
  • Vocational training
  • Self help group
  • and more…

These workshops are affordable and manageable. Provided you are serious for social change.

  • “85% of the world’s population are affected by low self esteem.” -The Self Esteem Book, by Dr Joe Rubino
  • Over 5 crore people suffer from depression in India: WHO (2015)

This module specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded. The curriculum is being tweaked as per the needs of participants. Customized curriculum helps to address the root cause of the issues. Our curriculum has an amalgamation of karate and meditation. Art, music and drawing are also a part of the curriculum.

You might be wondering that this curriculum would have a high difficulty level on the body as Karate is involved. However, it is not at all harsh on the body and people of all ages can do it. A perfect blend to boost body-mind and soul. Many positive spill overs has been registered. This module has been designed and developed by Anand Koti a 2nd Dan Black in Karate. Check out my profile at LinkedIn for  entire Bio and work experience.

How will this module help your organization beneficiaries!:

  • Body pain due to poor ergonomics: i.e pain arising due to bad body posture
  • Stress and Anxiety: Performance and peer pressure builds up on the individual and they are unable to tackle resulting in chaos and confused individual. If these issues are not addressed on time, it would result into depression and the performance is hampered
  • Focus and Concentration: It’s important the we have the capacity to focus on any give activity or any given task that we are performing. Focus and concentration helps to finish the task with utmost perfection and chances of error is minimized
  • Healthy: Mind and Body: The most neglected part, we talk big but do nothing. We work on the entire body and mind to make the individual feel happy about their own body, they are energetic, active and involved
  • Self Esteem and Confidence: We directly work on uplifting the self-esteem of the individuals. As per the research 85% of the people suffer from Self-Esteem
  • Self-Defense: You will learn tricks and techniques to defend yourself whenever time rises


If you head a NGO and/or know someone to whom this module can make a difference  tag & connect them up.

Look forward.

Cheers,
Anand

SELF – confidence Booster

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My advise would be stop and ask yourself what do you want? What are you exactly looking for! Most of the time we are confused. We get more confused when we start finding random things which get aligned with our confused thoughts. Simple things are loosing its fragrance, which actually fills your life with love, peace and oneness.

As an individual many of us are okay to miss out on those simple things i.e mindful breathing, spending sometime alone, giving opportunity to the child inside to be mischievous, having breakfast on time, keeping the stuff back on its place, counting the stars at night.  You can think of all those simple things that you like and frequently ignore doing it.

You constantly work hard, during appraisals you put in more than what you could have possibly thought of, you tend to push the extra mile and finally you see the result. You achieve either a promotion, salary hike or a new job. Awesome as it sounds. Likewise you try to put in efforts to your relationship based on your respective status. You invest time, money, emotions and finally you achieve a beautiful family. It makes me happy to see what you all are achieving.

However, let me ask? No you don’t have to reply back. Honestly, think over and reply to yourself: Are you really happy from inside? Are you happy with your relationship? Are you happy with your job? And are you happy with your mental health?

You still have a lot of room for improvement. Just because you can push yourself as per your need to achieve whatever you want. If you are able to manage then its awesome; if you honestly feel you are! How long will be the question?

This is my personal observation; all the parents want the best of the world for their kids. However they just want it! The Life-Skills that they learnt from parents is a hindrance; the ergonomics learnt from parents is a hindrance and as a parent you can figure out the eating habits, addiction of gadgets, obesity..…when it gets too late; then starts the blame-game (i guess it is at an unconscious level) to justify the action. It’s very easy to point fingers and blame. However it requires balls to accept and change. Sooner or later every individual before dying repents for something or the other. Naked facts of life. Where do you see yourself!

Attention required: why? Just to press a panic button and make you realize. If you can achieve as per your need, then you should learn to organize yourself. This will save you from pushing yourself hard, every now and then.

As a trained martial artist we have developed and designed a SELF-confidence module which is an amalgamation of martial arts and meditation. Tried, tested and successful. Human Body needs to be healthy at all levels to function properly. This is the most under rated and ignored fact of life, yet ironically its the reality. As the name suggests SELF-confidence it purely narrows down to SELF of the individual and this is how we attempt to make an impact. We work on your body, strength, patience, endurance, mind and try to touch your SELF. This module specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded. Customized curriculum is designed as per the requirements. Let me tell you this module is not so rude on your body. However it will try to push you further and make you realize your potential. A perfect blend of different flavors curated only for the serious takers who would like to make life easier for themselves and as well for the future generation.

Love yourself
Cheers,
Anand

 

Gender Equality

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Love conducting free online self-defense training workshops for women/girls. However, we limit this to 3 or 5 individuals who are highly motivated.  In future too this practice will be continued. If you want to take up our free workshop keep an eye on our Instagram / Twitter for the upcoming dates.

We have developed an unique ‘SELF-confidence Booster’ module which is an amalgamation of martial arts and meditation. One of the best way to stay healthy and connected. Keeps your energies high. Daily practice will enhance the productivity of the individual and at the same time keep them humble and grounded. The curriculum is being tweaked as per the needs of participants. Customized curriculum helps to address the root cause of the issues. This module has got numerous positive spill over. Data has shown; participants with improved communication skills, improved life-style and most important imparting training to their siblings and parents. We have different workshops spread across as per the need of the individuals. In these years of imparting training we have observed a significant positive spill over. The girls under training; have trained their mother and siblings.

Taking it further ahead, we plan to start ‘Train the Trainer’ program. Motivated women/girls who want to be a part of this initiative can contact us.


I am available at my LinkedIn profile.  Will be happy to connect with you, train you and interact with you.

Cheers,


Anand

Introducing something really cool

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With Aparna Saxena at UN Women Singapore Office

 

Systematic and mindful training is required to make the human body strong. Every body part has a specific need and accordingly it should be trained. There are many health-professionals who are constantly providing their unique health services. However, personally I feel that Human Mind is the most crucial element. Until you feed it with positive vibes and good energy you would not enjoy to the fullest.

If mind is not exercised then: Outwardly you would be strong, fit, rich, and famous but inside; deep within – you would be miserable and fake. You would suffer from jealousy, anger, depression, stress and will not have honest relationships. That’s not life man!

Gradually with time we start taking many things for granted. Creating and inviting problems for self. Our mind is weak; it’s not stable and always has the tendency to fall down. No one is teaching you how to keep your mind pepped up! We don’t know the required mechanism to lift our mind and keep it motivated.

The first thing required to counter all the negative thoughts is to counter back with a positive thought. This habit doesn’t come easy, however if you want to grow in life, feel happy about yourself then better learn this before life teaches you.

Hint – practice constant remembrance!

Our self-defense workshops tries to make the individual mindful and create awareness. Workshops have a unique curriculum that involves meditation, ergonomics, mindful breathing and self-defense. This has indeed received good response. 

We have a customized curriculum that runs for 10 days / 1 month / 6 months and for 1 year. These workshops bring about physiological as well psychological changes among the participants. One of our projects Mission 1000 is specifically designed only for the women and girls from disadvantage community. These workshops are conducted by our non-profit organization Colorss FoundationThese workshops are FREE for the participants.

In November 2016, Mission 1000 was in the Finals of Project Inspire, joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia Pacific. Knowledge Partner, INSEAD, awarded us with full scholarships to INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP).

Out of 200 participants we were in top 10. Our objective is very clear to bring about psychological and psychological changes among the participants. Specifically, train the women. 

Our workshop gradually makes the individual quick, fast and powerful. The eye-hand coordination needs to be quick and fast. All these learning are useless, if mind is not ready to learn or accept changes happening around you. Recognize one thing, all the required responses to attack, block, run, defend, being alert and shout is given my mind. If the mind freezes then all the training goes in vain. Constant practice is required to keep the body-mind connected.

We have introduced something really cool and encouraging. We wish to give our participants an opportunity to utilize the knowledge acquired: be a part of giving back to the society. We train women/girls from disadvantage community in self-defense for free. Participate as a volunteer, revise what you learnt and see for yourself who got the opportunity to get trained when you got yourself trained. Buy 1 Gift 1 Is’t this cool!

We have trained more than 2000 women and children. As a trained martial artist 2nd Dan Black belt in Karate, Green Belt in Kubodo [Weapon System].

No rocket-science stuff. The day when you take the decision to live your own life, you would realize what you had been missing! Contact us for customized workshops. 

Life is Simple
Keep it Simple

Cheers,
Anand      

Women Self Defense Workshop, Seminar and Classes

Your Ultimate Weapon – Self Defense

If there would be one word to describe the situation in world today it would definitely be ‘unpredictable.’ We are living in the 21st century, still fighting for equality of genders and freedom to make our own choices. But the most beautiful aspect of this situation is the fact that our struggle comprises of the most extraordinary women and men. Our ability to think differently and to unite for a shared conviction is our strength.

But we still have a long journey to make!

One of the prime hurdles of this resistance is the fact that some people choose to respond to our beliefs through cruelty and aggression. And unfortunately the most common scenario we observe in such conditions is violence against women. According to the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau, 2015, a decrease of 3.1% in crimes against women has been observed, as compared to the 2014 statistics. This 3.1% is an indicator that we still have lots of work to do, and a myriad of obstacles to overcome. The most recent incident of Bengaluru’s mass molestation during New Year’s Eve was an outrageous example about the intensity of crimes against women in India.

The question is what can be done to ensure the safety women?

Apart from observing strict legal laws and strong surveillance setup by the administration, on an individual level we have to use our bodies as weapons.

That’s Right! Self Defense!
So, why is self defense important?

An education in self defense can introduce you to a variety of situations that can occur and motivating experiences of survivors as well. The most significant reason to study self defense is to achieve a sense of self-confidence and mental stability during uncertain times. We often panic, freeze and stop thinking when we are under a state of being attacked. It is a major rule to remember that defending ourselves does not only require physical strength but also intellectual and tactical skills. If the assailant is brawny, there are number of ways you can tackle him/ her with. It’s always mind over matter.

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If you practice religiously self defense can not only lead to a fitter body but also to the virtue of self discipline. During insecure conditions your training will always be able to provide you with a sense of direction and clarity. It will teach you to be agile and a smart problem solver. It will guide you to trust your instincts and transform you into a viscerally aware person.

The best part about learning self defense is that you can always utilize it if some other person happens to be in danger. The amazing feature of the training is that it does not only make you self reliant but also alters you into a better person.

And to help you get started the Anand Koti Team is conducting Self Defense Workshops to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by promoting women’s safety. These workshops are a unique amalgamation of martial arts and spirituality. The purpose is to introduce women to techniques and methods that will help them function more positively in their everyday life. The workshops provides insights and trains for better ergonomics resulting in lowering of body pain and better body posture. An amazing platform to learn as well as discuss and share crisis of security.

The Self Defense Workshops are conducted by Mr Anand Koti, a skilled martial artist himself with 19 years of practice. Mr Koti has positively impacted the lives of women and children through his amazing non-profit endeavor The Colorss Foundation.  For the past 11 years he has been imparting knowledge about martial arts, and this year he continues his commendable effort for shaping a better and a secure society.

We welcome organizations who would like to arrange a Self Defense Seminar with our team for working women, as well as individuals who are interested to organize a workshop for women from all walks of life. We aim to create an honest and a fulfilling experience for all our learners, and to deliver our best attempt to educate and empower them.

To discuss the further details get in touch: koti@anandkoti.com 
Website: http://www.anandkoti.com/
Blog: http://www.anandkotiblog.wordpress.com/

LIFE – without a spiritual life?

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Spirituality does’t mean to give up on LIFE, its the energy that helps you grow and teaches you how to LIVE. Many-a-times people get lost in this journey. For me, I was lucky. At every junction of life, someone was always around to guide me 🙂 God has been great.

Folks who know me are aware that I am an Introvert person. Who prefers to talk less and enjoy the nature! Hardworking, creative and full of energy [well only when I am working] at times am moody. However, the point is not about me as an individual or even talking about it. Life has been such a wonderful journey, learning new things, traveling, taking risks and most important; being aware that the real essence of life is ‘Spirituality.’

The positive attitude towards life has always helped me. As a martial artist we have been teaching self-defense to women across different corporate houses. Teaching the housewives and girls in societies and provide online training programme.

In this journey of teaching we too learned many things, we upgraded our curriculum and we made changes as per the need of hour. The objective of our workshops is to address the mind – body and soul. To make it complete, now our workshops are packed with the divine amalgamation of meditation and karate. These workshops are designed as per the need, time, age, body and requirement. These workshops requires time till the individual can feel the difference within. You as a participant need to have patience and trust yourself. Constant remembrance to our mind, body and soul is required to grow. Our projects have shown commendable changes within. Email us if you want to have a workshop.

We do provide these workshops to the disadvantaged communities and personally I feel they should not be neglected. The good news is that we provide it for FREE to them.

Passion never looses its charm.

All these workshops are provided through our non-profit Colorss Foundation. In past our projects has shown positive results. Recently one of our project Mission 1000 is 2016 finalist at Project Inspire the multi-award-winning initiative presents 18-35-year-olds worldwide with an opportunity to win a US$25,000 grant to assist an existing organisation which supports women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa. Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.

Established in 2014, Mission 1000 is a project that empowers women by aiming to teach self-defense skills to 1000 young girls, at no cost to them, every financial year. We are now holding workshops, which are led by the founder Anand Koti. Every workshop is now able to teach 50 young girls. Koti, who has a 2 black dan belt in Karate and a green belt in Kobudo, trains these girls to kick, punch and block assaults from sexual attackers. He also teaches them to meditate and how to develop a calmer and more focused disposition.

You can read more about the project here.

Life is continuous school where you learn – unlearn every single second. Consciously or unconsciously we learn many things. We as humans unconsciously imitate others in certain areas for which the individual strongly feels connected.

Unwanted advises:

  • Positive approach – always have a positive attitude – around the good – the bad
  • Trust yourself – utmost importance: do not get carried away with situations/peer pressure
  • Patience – without this you will never be able to grow and enjoy life
  • Hard Work – do not shy away from hard work. There is no easy way!
  • Faith – it rules
  • Attachment – do not get attached with the outcome of your hard-work
  • Meditation – spend sometime alone and practice meditation
  • Love & Respect – love yourself and respect – treat others as you wish to get treated

Enjoy yourself to the fullest. Live in the real world and don’t miss the opportunity to help others.

For Love,

Anand